Peace River Center for Writers

The Creative Writing Workshop will be held on March 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 2:00-3:00 P.M., Room D-203,  at the FSW Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda.  The college is closed for Spring Break on March 9th.  The teacher will be John Pelot, PRCW President.  FLAC Poet Heidi Reszies will teach the class on March 23rd.  Bring samples of your Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction on a flash drive or hard copy.  There is no fee.

WOW flash fiction

WINTER 2020 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 02/29/2020

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: January 31, 2020
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

Open MicThe Spoken Word Open Mic
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

The Spoken Word Open Mic returns to the Sanibel BIG Arts Strauss Theatre, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.

Please come to help usher in the second decade of the 21st century of our Second Decade Open Mic…

If you wish to participate, please come early and sign our reader list.
(Door Opens at 7:00…have a glass of wine!)

For for info call Joe Pacheco, M.C.    472-1280

 

 

Do you love writing fiction? Poetry? Fanfiction? Short stories, novels, or essays?  Then join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback!  (Sharing your work is optional).  You are encouraged to bring your own supplies.  Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Conference Room B (NF)
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm

North Fort Myers Library
2001 N Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

the elephant

“Stories You’ll Never Forget”

Join the showcase of oral storytelling performances. We breath new life into this ancient art of one person sharing a story with another. Tellers tell their tantalizing tales. This is HUGE! Unforgettable! Captivating and fun! Sponsored by Storytellers of the Round Table. Emcee: Dr. Joel Ying

Fort Myers, Florida

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Tickets: $20 non-members / $15 members
Box Office: (239) 939-2787
Online: https://artinlee.org/event/elephantstories/
Featuring: Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina, Tashahara Jallad, Christopher Pritchard, Lori Cornelius, Stephen Cavitt, Lisa Leonhardt, Marilyn Graham, Robin Schulte

Amelia Island Book Festival

Amelia Island Book Festival engages adults and young people in the joy of reading and writing through a series of public events featuring New York Times best-selling authors, independent publishers and authors, awards programs and workshops.

Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15.

Schedule and locations

Hearts in the Sand

Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers

Bi-annual conference allowing writers to hone their craft and marketing skills
and network with industry professionals.
Enjoy nearby beaches & Florida sunshine

January 31 – February 1, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton
10450 Corkscrew Commons Dr,
Estero, FL 33928 (Naples / Ft Myers area)

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